Murray hopes that the Australian Open takes measures after gay ruling Court


Murray hopes that the Australian Open takes measures after gay ruling Court

Andy Murray hopes that the organisation of the Australian Open action after homophobic statements by 24-fold Grand Slam winner Margaret Court. The Australian tennis legend showed itself in a reader’s letter noted opponent of same-sex marriages.

“I don’t see why anyone has a problem with the fact that two people who love each other marry each other”, said Murray in Paris, where he is active at Roland Garros.

“Two men or two women, that’s great. I don’t see why that would be a problem, that are other people’s business. Everyone would have the same rights.”

“But if there is action to be taken following its decisions, we can better for the tournament arrange something”, find the number one of the world. “I do not think that you as a player during a Grand Slam doing that should be.”

Submitted letter

The strict christian Court (74) expressed last week by a reader’s letter in the newspaper the West Australian her dissatisfaction with Qantas. The Australian airline is openly in favour of gay marriage in the country.

Court reported that they Qantas “where possible” should be avoided. “I believe in marriage as a covenant between a man and a woman, as described in the bible”, wrote the Court last week.

Virgin Airlines, the other major airline of Australia, gave together with Qantas and nineteen other large companies in a joint declaration in favour of the marriage between equal sexes.

That declaration called for resistance in Australia. Qantas director Alan Joyce got earlier this month during a speech, a cake in his face printed.


Former tennis champion Martina Navratilova called for Murray to take measures against the Court. The multiple Grand Slam winner find the name of Court no longer to be connected to the second runway at Melbourne Park, where every year in January the Australian Open is played.

The lesbian Samantha Stosur threatened with a boycott of the track. The Australian is currently the number 22 of the world.

In the Australian politics has long been talked about the introduction of gay marriage, but so far there was no law passed.

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